THE Remembrance Day tradition lives on in Bendigo with about 500 people participating a commemorative service at Pall Mall this morning.
Bendigo District RSL sub-branch president Cliff Richards said it was pleasing to see so many young people mark the occasion.
"It was magnificent," he said.
"I'll be extremely honest and say around about 10am it didn't feel like a Remembrance Day to us because there weren't too many people around.
"Then I guess a few volunteers started to turn up and things were put in place and a huge crowd came along.
"There was great participation from the community."